Are you frustrated by areas of troublesome fat that refuse to budge no matter how much you diet or exercise? Body contouring might be a great fit for you, and is one of many treatments available from Michael Schwartz, MD, and the team at Skin Deep Laser Medspa in Pasadena, California. When you’re ready to try something new to reach those last lingering fitness goals, schedule a consultation to learn more about nonsurgical body contouring. You can book a visit online or by phone.
BODY CONTOURING Q & A
What is body contouring?
Body contouring is a noninvasive treatment that permanently destroys targeted fat cells. At Skin Deep Laser Medspa, the UltraShapeⓇ Power and SculpSureⓇ systems are used for these treatments.
The UltraShape system delivers ultrasound energy into the deeper tissue layers where fat cells are distributed, while SculpSure sends out waves of heat energy. This energy creates carefully controlled heating effects, which damages fat cell walls.
Once compromised, those cells can no longer store fat. The fat drains away and the cell debris is processed and eliminated through your lymphatic system.
The UltraShape Power system and SculpSure platform are preferred among medical and aesthetic professionals due to their ability to precisely target fat cells without damaging nearby blood vessels, nerves, or skin. Treatments are comfortable and brief, and require no advance preparation, anesthesia, or recovery time.
Why is it so hard to lose lingering fatty deposits?
Your body is an astounding and complex machine. When approaching fitness and aesthetic goals, it’s important to stop and think about the role that fat plays in your overall health. Fat acts as a type of stored energy, standing by and ready for action if you experience a caloric deficit.
You have fat cells throughout your body, many of which lie just under your skin. Those cells expand and shrink as needed to accommodate more or less fat. When you burn more calories than you consume, your fat cells will shrink, but there’s no way to control which cells will change the most.
That’s why spot training is ineffective. It’s simply not possible to diet or exercise to lose weight in specific target areas. Everyone stores fat differently, so your body may retain fatty deposits no matter what you eat or how much you move.
How long do the results of body contouring last?
Fat cells that are destroyed during body contouring with UltraShape Power or SculpSure never regenerate. However, your remaining fat cells can still expand and contract as you gain or lose weight. The effects of your body-contouring sessions will be altered if you gain a significant amount of weight.
Body contouring is not a weight-loss tool. It’s best suited for men and women who’ve achieved their weight goals and maintained a stable weight for some time. If you gain weight in the future, it’s perfectly safe to come back to Skin Deep Laser Medspa for touch-up UltraShape Power or SculpSure treatments.
If you’re unsure if this body contouring approach is right for you, schedule a visit at Skin Deep Laser Medspa to learn more. You can book a visit online or over the phone.
Individual results may vary.
What types of body contouring treatments are available?
We offer non-surgical fat reduction and cellulite treatment with SculpSure™, UltraShape® and VelaShape® These treatments reduce unwanted fat and cellulite with no downtime or recovery.
SculpSure® is the first FDA-cleared laser treatment for non-invasive lipolysis the flanks and abdomen. It’s a state-of-the-art, controlled light-basofed technology, perfect for patients looking to get rid of stubborn fat in less time. Treatments require 30-minutes per area, with optimal results seen in as little as six weeks. Repeat treatment areas as desired.
The first and only FDA-cleared non-invasive body shaping procedure that uses focused, pulsed ultrasound for selective fat cell destruction. Ultrashape® is painless, leaves no visible signs of treatment and requires no recovery time. Treatment requires three sessions done in two week intervals and can be adjusted to individual body and shape needs. Results are often seen as quickly as two weeks after your first session.
This state-of-art approach, non-invasive body contouring treatment is used for circumferential & cellulite reduction, enabling you to safely achieve a toned, contoured and well-shaped body. A minimum of three treatments are recommended, once every two weeks. Treatment time varies depending on area, but is typically 15 - 30 minutes.